Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Parade Hair Products for Vintage hair styling needs

Don't let anybody reign on your PARADE! Our range of hair care products ensure that you will never be that dull wall flower again!
 Dollie Vega, our brand ambassador with hair 
created with Parade Hair products

I bet you didn't know that we have now brought out our own range of salon quality hair care products? All manufactured and formulated right here in South Africa especially for us!

Born out of a need for professional, salon quality products that work well for vintage hair styling, we worked hard to bring you a range of hair care products specific to vintage hair styling needs that we believe in and that actually WORK!
The Little Harlequin with hair 
created with Parade Hair products
Parade Hair is a locally sourced range of hair care & color products that are simply smashing on your hair & friendly to your pocket!
 Vintage Doll Laura with hair
created with Parade Hair products

Our products currently include the following:

Hair Prep:
  • Leading Lady Hair Spray (strong hold)
  • Atomic Rock Set Spray
  • Just Smashing Hair Glass
  • Smokin' Hot Thermal Protector

Hair Maintenance:
  • Sulphate Free Shampoo (Paraben free)
  • Sulphate Free conditioner (Paraben free)
  • Rescue Me Hair Treatment

Hair Colour:
  • Hair Colour Creme (7 colours)
  • Bleach kit (incl Bleach Activator, I got the Blues Bleach Powder, Latex Gloves & two mixing sticks) 
And most importantly, all our hair products are endorsed and tested by Pin Ups, not tested on animals, and are Environmentally friendly.  Our hair colour creme & hair maintenance products are contain no harmful chemicals.

 We also welcomed our first brand ambassador, the lovely Miss Dollie Vega to represent Parade Hair here in South Africa. Dollie is the 2016 Miss Hot Rod South Africa and finalist in the 2016 Dusty Rebels Bombshell Betty Pageant. You can find her on our Sulphate Free Shampoo as our very own Shampoo Dollie!

All our products are found exclusively at Retrospective Cape Town (215 Long Street) and Pretoria (Brooklyn Mall) and for those ladies not in SA? Well, you can now shop easily online via our ETSY store too!
And remember to pop over to our fb page and show us some love too. We post weekly vintage hair inspiration for our lovely followers.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Just one month to go until the Rockin and riding Festival here in Cape Town!

Find Miss Happ at the official Retrospective Cape Town stand, or shop ahead at our store, 215 Long Street!

See you at Rockin' and Riding on the 12th of November, Cape Town Ostrich Ranch!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Our store is 1 Year old this month!

Did you know that our official Cape Town store, Retrospective Cape Town opened in September ONE YEAR AGO?

To celebrate we are giving our shoppers 10% off everything in our store for a FULL MONTH - even our new range!!

online when shopping on ETSY,
or via email,
also valid in our store at
Retrospective Cape Town, 215 Long Street

*T's & C's Apply, Excludes already Discounted items*

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cherry Baby! New Items now in store at Retrospective Cape Town.


For all the ladies who have been waiting, you can now get our latest Nancy Strawberry print dress in our store! Sizes Small (8) - XLarge (14). Price is R1110.00.

Our classic Nancy dress with Pretty Cherry print as the primary fabric has a contrast shawl collar in white as the secondary fabric. This combination is true to the Rockabilly style that we are so passionate about.  Nipped in the waist and a super flared hem. Front is a wrap front. Side entry Zipper

Perfect for that summer picnic in the park. Dress it down with flats or heels for a night out.

And Looky here!! Our ever popular Cherry Starla Flared skirt is now restocked in sizes S - XLarge. Price R750.00. A great wardrobe staple!

Designed and Manufactured by Miss Happ in Cape Town, South Africa

Shop at 215 Long Street or order it via mail order by email us: mandy@misshapp.co.za OR shop online via Etsy

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A look at the 1940's & a bygone era

Our Boss lady, Mandy M has always been passionate about bygone era's & especially the 40s and 50's. As for back as 1994 she was taking influences from the 1940's and mixing them up in her design projects while studying!

Have an look at some of these stunning gals from the 40's and a beautiful glimpse into a past where it was about woman dressing like woman, amazing hair and red lips.

To see more, click HERE on the original post 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pin up: The movie needs your help!

Time to help a gal out! You might have seen our boss lady Mandy M Pinup talking about Pin Up: The Movie, well now we only have just 2 days to help them get to the next stage of their Crowd funding campaign. This will just take 1min of your time & won't cost you a thing!!!

What is the documentry all about? Pin-Up! The Movie (working title) is the next film from TaylorCatProductions. The film explores the world of the modern pin-up, following women who live the lifestyle and those who want to enter into the world...and I want to help make this happen!


1. Head to their SEED & SPARK Campaign

2. REGISTER & LOG ON then,

2. Click FOLLOW! Yup! THAT EASY.

By doing this you will help them get to 500 followers, and thus onto the next stage in their crowd funding campaign AND I get an opportunity to possibly be in their movie too


Thank you ever so much guys and gals!


Vintage Hair Styling with Mandy M

We had the chance to sit down with our Miss Happ boss Lady, Mandy M to get the inside scoop on one of her (many) latest projects....VINTAGE HAIR STYLING!


This is what she had to say..

"I have always loved experimenting with my own hair and make-up, but only recently starting doing it for other lovely guys and gals. 

Last year April I attended a Vintage Hair styling workshop while I was in Vegas for Viva Las Vegas held by Tony Medina aka His Vintage Touch - a Master at authentic Vintage Hair and so inspirational. I can literally say that his workshop was a turning point for me and the techniques I used on my own hair. Looking back now, I can see how much I improved in just one short year when it came to styling my own hair in vintage styles.

And then this year I started specializing in authentic vintage hair styling, and I must admit I sort of fell into it, but have loved every minute of it. 

Once I perfect the styles and techniques on myself, then I was just dying to get my hands on the tresses of others, and as an add on to the list of services I offer I decided to also add Authentic Vintage Hair styling for ladies, be it for a photoshoot or a special occasion.

I am always learning and trying new products - the learning never stops! It's funny, because now when I meet someone I look at them differently - and in my mind I am already deciding what style Pin up hair-do would work for them!

I focus on authentic hair styling from the 1940's through to the 1960's using traditional techniques and products that are reminiscent of a bygone era! 

I have been doing fashion styling for quite a long time as part of my business (Miss Happ) & part of being a fashion designer by trade. It is still something that I enjoy doing on photoshoots - even if it is from behind the camera and not in front of it, except now I can get fully involved and can add on Vintage Hair styling to my repertoire which I am so excited about.

So far I have done some amazing clients! Ladies and gents at our studio, Metropolis Vintage Studio as well as on location. I have done a bride who wanted a hair style based on a photo of her mother on her wedding day in the 60's, a wife who was having a pinup make-over for her husband who had been away for a few months (and who we all thought looked so much like a beautiful Elizabeth Taylor) and a mom and daughter for a Rockabilly themed party amongst others

Tomorrow I have a shoot booked where I will be doing hair for the cutest little Tween boy and girl for a Rockabilly themed shoot on location. I can't wait to see the cuteness overload!

I love working with hair and see each person as a challenge, but the best is being able to plat a small part in their amazing transformation and seeing the look on their faces when they see the final ensemble!"

Mandy operates by appointment only from her store, Retrospective Cape Town, 215 Long Street.


If you would like to book an appointment with Mandy, send her an email at: pinup@redhotblue.co.za or call 021 552 3878